1. "…after Colorado’s 2003 concealed carry law was enacted, Colorado State University decided to allow concealed carry, while the University of Colorado prohibited firearms. The former observed a rapid decline in reported crimes, while the latter, under the gun ban they claimed was for safety, observed a rapid increase in crime. Crime at the University of Colorado has risen 35 percent since 2004, while crime at Colorado State University has dropped 60 percent in the same time frame."

    Daniel J. Mitchell, quoting a Cato Institute study.

    Nothing deters a criminal like the threat of armed citizens. More data on this:

    Professors James D. Wright and Peter Rossi surveyed 2,000 felons incarcerated in state prisons across the United States. Wright and Rossi reported that … 57% agreed with the statement, “Most criminals are more worried about meeting an armed victim than they are about running into the police.” [source]

    Ever notice how often these mass killings take place in gun-free zones? It’s not just that people are “easy prey”, it’s that there is not even an implied deterrent.

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